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  • PACC needs help finding homes for dogs

    Sep 14, 2018 | Read More News
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    Photo of dogThe number of dogs and cats living at Pima Animal Care Center has reached its highest point this year, with 438 dogs and puppies and 225 cats and kittens in adoption kennels. PACC urgently seeks fosters and adopters to help make space for incoming dogs. 

    “Our summer intake spike came later than usual this year,” said PACC Director of Animal Services Kristen Auerbach. “The volume of animals is tough for us, but means a great selection of puppies, dogs, cats and kittens for our fosters and adopters. Whatever kind of pet you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it at PACC now.”

    PACC opens seven days a week for foster and adopter drop-ins, and in most cases, pets can go home on the same day you come to visit. 

    “If you can’t adopt, now is the time that foster is truly lifesaving,” said Auerbach. “We need people to foster adult dogs and cats for any amount of time and we have several foster options including field trips, overnight visits and long term placement.” 

    From Sept. 14-16, PACC is celebrating PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend with waived adoption fees for all dogs and cats four months and up at these PetSmart locations and at its main shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road. A $19 licensing fee will apply to dogs. The shelter is open Monday through Friday, noon-7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

    All pets adopted from PACC will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit.